Day trip

Ephesus, House of Virgin Mary and Artemis Shore Excursion

4.4 / 5

14 reviews

Activity provider: City Of Sultans

Ephesus, House of Virgin Mary and Artemis Shore Excursion

Activity provider: City Of Sultans

From US$ 99 per person

Explore some of Turkey’s most renowned ancient sites on a full day shore excursion to Ephesus, the House of Virgin Mary and the Temple of Artemis. Discover the fascinating history behind these unique sights with a professional tour guide and driver.

About this activity

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Japanese, Chinese, German, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
Pickup included
Your Hotel.
Private group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the final resting place of the Virgin Mary
  • Explore the Temple of Artemis - one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
  • Marvel at the ancient city of Ephesus including the Odeum, Celsus Library, Temple of Hadrian and more
Full description
Following your pick-up from the cruise ship port, the tour begins in the ancient city of Ephesus. Here you will enter through the Magnesia Gate and begin a slow, downhill walk with your guide into the ruins of this Roman provincial capital. Your route takes you past the Odeum, the Celsus Library, the Temple of Hadrian, the Fountain of Trajan and the Great Theater. The tour then moves on to the House of Virgin Mary, which the Vatican has officially recognized as the final resting place of the Virgin Mary. A small shrine dedicated to St. Mary was found when the ruins of this house in the Solmissos Mountains was first discovered. Finally the tour will visit the Temple of Artemis, known as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Here you can discover the ruins of this once great Greek temple. After the tour you will be transferred back to your cruise ship.
Includes
  • Private deluxe air-conditioned VIP vehicle
  • Private professional driver
  • Private professional licensed English speaking tour guide
  • Personal COS agent
  • All entrance fees mentioned by the itineraries
  • Gasoline and car park fees
  • Service charges and local taxes
  • Lunches
  • All personal expenses
  • All drinks
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • For groups of more than six people, please ask for discounted prices.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 14 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5
  • Safety
    4.3/5

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Booked a private tour of Ephesus for two people. The driver Oken arrived on time and was very friendly. He gave us a lot of detail and background on the area on our drive to Ephesus where we met our amazing tour guide Metin! The entire experience was amazing and tailored to exactly what we wanted to see. We also got to taste some local/traditional food which was really good. Overal Oken and Metin were an amazing combination and made our experience worth while! I recommend asking for them when you book

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December 31, 2021

The visit to the house of the Virgin Mary is exciting The place has an incredible peace Regarding the ruins of Ephesus, thanks to the explanations of the guide we were able to learn about data that I did not know and the importance of the city in the ancient world

January 10, 2020

Excellent pick up, drop and touring with guided explanation.

Keep it up.

May 28, 2019

Product ID: 14196